Dalbergia boehmii Taub.
subsp. boehmii

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Dalbergia boehmii subsp. boehmii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Along Southwestern firebreak, Catapu Concession, Sofala.

Dalbergia boehmii subsp. boehmii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Along Southwestern firebreak, Catapu Concession, Sofala.

Dalbergia boehmii subsp. boehmii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Dalbergia boehmii subsp. boehmii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Dalbergia boehmii subsp. boehmii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At first riverbed crossing along road to Musikadzi river rager post, Gorongosa National Park.

Dalbergia boehmii subsp. boehmii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At first riverbed crossing along road to Musikadzi river rager post, Gorongosa National Park.

Dalbergia boehmii subsp. boehmii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Nhavu bridge and second bridge, along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Dalbergia boehmii subsp. boehmii

Photo: Petra Ballings
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Dalbergia boehmii subsp. boehmii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Dalbergia elata Harms
Common names: Large-leaved dalbergia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large shrub or small to medium-sized deciduous tree, unarmed. Bark grey or brown, rough and flaking in older trees. Leaves imparipinnate, with 9-19 alternate to subopposite, ovate to lanceolate leaflets, up to 7.5 × 3.5 cm. Flowers large axillary panicles, small, creamy white, sweetly scented, appearing before or with the new leaves. Pods flat and thin, elliptic-oblong, 6-11 cm, reddish brown, indehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: boehmii: named after Richard Böhm (1854-1884), German plant collector in Tanzania.
Habitat: In a variety of woodland habitats and forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Guinea Bissau to Kenya, South to Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Also in Angola
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 21 September 2007
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219. as Dalbergia boehmii

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246. As Dalbergia boehmii

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 97.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dalbergia boehmii subsp. boehmii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131030, retrieved 25 May 2016

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